There is a hole in every person’s heart, a space that needs to be filled, but this space can only be filled with one thing. This void is something everybody wants to fill and they try to fulfill it in every other way. What is that one thing, you may ask? I’m glad you asked…
The space that I am talking about is the void you feel, you may think you don’t feel it but there are times in your life that you feel the emptiness. Even if you think you have it all figured out, and that you have everything in life you ever wanted.
Though people won’t admit it, that space can only be filled with one thing and that is the love of God. God has created in each of us a desire to be loved and to have love, He has also put in our hearts a need for Him, although people don’t admit that is exactly what they are looking for.
How many times have you heard someone say, all I need in life is…. (you can fill in the blank) and I will be happy. That is until they get that one thing and pretty they say they need something else and then they won’t need anything else. That feeling only lasts for a moment or sometimes it may even last years, but eventually it fades.
People go around the world looking for different things to do or to have to fill that gap in their heart. Maybe they try to overwork themselves and make lots of money, maybe they fill it with a family, a vacation to an exotic land or somewhere new, or with some other activity that they really like. But no matter how much they try to run away from the fact they are feeling empty, nothing will take that emptiness away.
God has a special ability to plug up that hole with a special plug which is called love. When a person accepts God in their heart it fills them up with something unexpected, it makes them completely whole. You don’t have a hole in your heart any more because now you have become whole!
The Lord says in Ezekial 36:26 – A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
That is not the only verse in the Bible that tell us that, I encourage you to do a study and when you do, you will find a lot of verses that will tell you the same thing in a different way. It is very encouraging to know that our past will not define us and that even in the worst cases God will create something beautiful and new out of us.
God lets us decide what we want to do; He does not force us to fill that void in our hearts with Him. If we want, we can experiment first; God is a loving God that is why He made us free creatures and independent to choose what we want to do. Although He wants us to fill that emptiness with His love He will not force us.
Time is getting shorter though, so we won’t have that much longer to make a decision for good. You may think that you have all the time in the world to experiment and come to God at a later date, but we don’t know what the future may hold for us. We could get into a tragic accident and die tomorrow, or even this very day. That is why we must come to Jesus as soon as possible so that if anything were to happen, our hearts will be right with God.
Although the Lord will not force you to come to Him, He will plead with you every single moment and every single day to come to Him so that He may take your burden. Jesus doesn’t want any of us to perish and that is why the world has held on this long, He is giving each of us a chance to choose and the choice is entirely up to us. There is no time like the present, for tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Have you filled that hole in your heart yet? It’s not too late, it is never too late to fill that hole properly, to fill it with the love of God. Don’t let whatever you have done discourage you; God is a great forgiver and He has love that is bigger than the ocean.
I don’t want to have a hole in my heart, I want to have a whole heart, don’t you?